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The Salt Lake Scene

Posts from October 2016

  • Capitol Theatre

    Capitol Theatre is one place where nearly every Salt Lake citizen has been. Ask what memories they have of this turn-of-the-century theatre that’s been a prize beauty of the city for generations, and any Salt Laker will pause and smile fondly. Maybe they attended the The Nutcracker as a breathless

  • Abravanel Hall

    Starting with the arrival of the earliest pioneer settlers, who entertained themselves through dark desert nights with song and dance, Utah’s history has been steeped in music. So it comes as little surprise that a recent study by the National Endowment for the Arts revealed Utahns attend more

  • The Best of City Creek

    Shopping is a favorite Salt Lake pastime, from the various boutiques across the valley to downtown’s state-of-the-art City Creek Shopping Center. The latter is a 23-acre open-air mall than spans across charming Main Street. City Creek opened in 2012, and it was the catalyst for the rapid

  • Salt Lake's Best Bakeries

    There’s no shortage of spots to get your pastry fix in Salt Lake, whether you want to start the day off right with a morning bun and shot of espresso, cap off your evening with some millefeuille and pinot noir, or just grab a fresh baguette on your way to a Red Butte concert. Here are some of our

  • Dominating America's Top 10

    If you like to use cold, hard facts when planning your vacations, then you're in the right place. Not only is the following information based on facts, it's based on algorithms. Taking into account factors such as region, snow, expert terrain, family friendliness, and travel ease, and analyzing data

  • Pure Solitude

    If your idea of a family vacation means something quiet and intimate, involving days of snow play, afternoons of ice skating, and evenings roasting s’mores around the village fire pit, then you’ve come to the right place. Solitude Mountain Resort eschews razzle-dazzle nightlife options and

  • The Wasatch Unveiled

    Forlorn because winter can’t come soon enough? Well, the snow isn’t the only great thing about the four resorts in Salt Lake's backyard. These resorts transform themselves in surprising ways during the warmer months. If you've ever wondered what hides beneath the great white deep, stop fantasizing

  • Get a Grip

    Regardless of skill level, pretty much all skiers and snowboarders have experienced the same sensation: being perched at the top of something overwhelming (whether that means a blue groomer or a 55-degree, rock-encrusted chute) and feeling shaky, out of your element, and weak-kneed. You imagine

  • 14 Ways to Cope with End-of-Season Blues

    The first few weeks after closing day can be rough. You lay out your ski kit at night, set your alarm, and then you remember... Here are some helpful practices for dealing with that post-season heartache. Wax your skis or board one last time. Photo: Flickr user cedralpass It's best if you can get

  • Choose the Right Ski School

    When you come all the way to Utah to experience snow and terrain unlike anything you can find at home, being confined to the bunny slopes with your kids can be frustrating. The solution, naturally, is to book them into a few lessons, which offers some important benefits: you get a few hours or even

  • How to Beat the Cold

    I plan my life around skiing. I start workdays with a starry-skied dawn patrol and spend weekends pilfering powder at Solitude. I wear a slap-happy grin when above 8,000 feet. I also happen to be the most gigantic wuss ever when it comes to being cold. I’m simply not self-heating: I slink around my

  • Meet Solitude's Patrol Dogs

    Words & Images: Austen Diamond Solitude Mountain Resort hosts an Avalanche Rescue Dog demo several times throughout the ski season, and attendance ranges from 50 to 150. Mock avalanche rescues and a brief overview of recovery procedures are conducted by ski patrol at the base of the Apex lift.

  • On the Slopes with Ski Instructors

    Skiing and snowboarding are lifelong sports, relatively easy to learn but difficult to master. January is National Learn to Ski and Snowboard month and Ski City resorts offer deals on lessons for beginners and a menu of workshops and clinics for intermediate and advanced skiers who want to

  • Opening Day Survival Guide

    It’s only a matter of weeks before the Ski City resorts fire up their chairlifts and are descended upon by snow addicts fresh off a full summer’s worth of withdrawals. Skiing or riding on opening day is a respectable way to ring in the new season, but also not without its pitfalls. Here’s how to

  • How to Prevent Injury During Ski Vacations

    The start of a new season and the promise of freshies and face shots—it’s what winter is all about. Of course, it can also be a recipe for really sore muscles and the chance of injury. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help prevent injuries and to help your muscles recover after a

  • 10 Tips from a 97-Year-Old Skier

    George Jedenoff is a member of The Wild Old Bunch of Alta, Utah, "an extended group of 'old-time' skiers capturing Alta's long-time tradition of pleasant company and deep powder." (Did you know that if you're over 80, you can ski Alta for free?) George has been skiing the Wasatch for 55 years, and

  • 10 Pre-Season Exercises

    It doesn’t matter whether you live at the base of Little Cottonwood Canyon and average 90 days per season or you live in a Mediterranean climate and do one big ski trip per year: if you’re already in good skiing shape when you first hit the slopes, you’re going to get a LOT more bang for your buck.

  • Google Fiber Comes to Salt Lake

    With the reception of Google Fiber, Salt Lake has firmly established itself as a technology standout in the West. Between our Silicon Slopes moniker, our Utah Unicorn companies (tech startups worth at least $1-billion on paper), and the thriving industry up and down the Wasatch Front, Salt Lake is

  • Bar-Hopping Guide to Salt Lake

    Yes, as a matter of fact, there are bars in Salt Lake. Many of them are indeed top shelf! Despite what you may think about an alleged lack of alcohol in the Beehive State of Utah, the great Salt Lake is actually teeming with craft breweries, high-end cocktail lounges and fun dive bars at which to

  • Salt Lake's Eccles Theater Puts Performing Arts Over the Top

    Something beautiful has taken shape in downtown Salt Lake: a stunning glass-walled theater elegantly rising six floors above a bustling Main Street intersection. But it didn’t arise from nothing: its creation was driven by the exceptional interest Utah locals take in the performing arts. A recent